Introducing: Nubian Heritage Fragrance Free Shea Butter and Aloe Body Wash + Body Lotion for Sensitive Skin.

I get really, really excited when I can bring you a company that has great products (that work), for a very reasonable price point. This is how I feel about the Nubian Heritage Fragrance-Free & Sensitive Skin Shea Butter & Aloe line.

Do you have sensitive skin or want a break from scented products? If so you will LOVE these products. After blogging for over five years now and being lucky enough to try out some of the world’s highest-end luxury products and most delicious scents ever created, it’s really nice for me to occasionally have a little break from ANY added scent, (no matter how organic the essential oils are.) My nose gets tired. Really! There is a term coined for this condition and it’s called nosebleed.

That’s really how I feel sometimes! There are moments when I can’t smell anything because of the overload of fragrances. When that happens I stop all perfume, body wash, body lotion,  and go fragrance-free. It’s almost like when I take a “media break”….we all need those, too! Our bodies need to get back to basics and quiet our senses. A designated time-out.

When The Vitamin Shoppe reached out to me to try some of their products and give my opinion, I chose to test their fragrance-free options. I’m really happy I did because my skin (and nose) really agree with the ingredients (or lack of). You can find Nubian Heritage at The Vitamin Shoppe.

Nubian Heritage offers all kind of solutions for aging skin, all hair types, combination skin, thick hair, sensitive skin, fragrance-free and many others.

The Fragrance-Free Shea Butter & Aloe Body Wash and Body Lotion are available in cute little travel sizes too, which I’m really excited about because of the convenience aspect.

About the Brand:


Co-founders Richelieu Dennis, Nyema Tubman, and Mary Dennis created a brand that had very “humble beginnings” as they like to say. Right out of college and being jobless, the childhood friends partnered with Richelieu’s mother, Mary, to bring some of the age-old healing traditions of African Black Soap and Shea Butter to the Harlem, New York community they so loved. That was over 20 years ago and they are doing such noteworthy things like paying ethical wages to the seven women’s co-ops in Northern Ghana when they work with over 700 women sourcing Shea Butter.

I love to support ethical brands that give back to the community and help improve the livelihood of women and their families.

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Shea Butter & Aloe Body Wash

Price ~ $12.99 13 fl oz.

Fragrance-free body conditioning cleanser with Organic Shea Butter with Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E. I put a small amount on my washcloth to cleanse my entire body with this formula. *Always avoid contact with your eyes. The body wash is very mild yet totally effective and leaves my skin feeling cleansed but not stripped of the natural oils. Very good for delicate, sensitive skin and protective of signs of aging. Again, no fragrance…..absolutely none that I can detect! When I get out of the shower and my skin is still moist from the water and steam, I gently pat off some of the water and apply the Shea Butter & Aloe Body Lotion.

Full Ingredient List:

Cruelty-Free and Manufactured in the USA with Ethically Sourced Ingredients From Around the World. **Fair Trade Ingredient *Certified Organic Ingredient

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Coco-Glucoside, Citrate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycerin (Vegetable), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter **, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/ Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid.

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Shea Butter & Aloe Body Lotion

For all skin types, Dry, Fragrance-Free, Sensitive

Price~$12.99 for 13 fl oz

This is a gentle and very moisturizing lotion that immediately sinks into the skin. Not at all greasy. As a matter of fact, I generously applied this lotion before I started typing and there is no residue on my keyboard…a very good thing! Organic Fair Trade Shea and Cocoa Butters with Vitamin E that nourishes sensitive delicate skin. Aloe Vera is naturally hydrating and the Shea and Cocoa butter soften and condition the skin. Vitamin E is high in antioxidants and can help protect your skin from the signs of early aging. And bonus for those of us trying to avoid scents to give our noses a break: Literally zero fragrance that I can detect. Nada…..How do they do it? No clue, but they did. I use this all the time, right after my shower and throughout the day when my hands feel dry.

Full ingredient list:

Cruelty-Free and Manufactured in the USA with Ethically Sourced Ingredients From Around the World. **Fair Trade Ingredient *Certified Organic Ingredient

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter ** Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ethyl Palmate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Capric/ Caprylic Triglycerides, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/ Leaf Extract, Chamomilla, Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Beta Glucan, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Phytate, Glyceryl Undecylenate.

Just to give you an idea of the many product combinations that Nubian Heritage offers, just take a look at some of these below:

  • Lavender & Wildflowers
  • African Black Soap (This is what started the brand over 20 years ago)
  • Carrot & Pomegranate
  • Coconut & Papaya
  • Goat’s Milk & Chai
  • Honey & Black Seed Body
  • Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver
  • Lemongrass & Tea Tree
  • Raw Shea Butter
  • Mango Butter
  • Indian Hemp & Tamanu
  • Ivorian Cocoa & Hazelnut

And there are more combinations to choose from in facial products, hand, and body scrubs, infused butters, travel size options and even gift sets for the Holidays. (Yes, the Holidays are coming!!)

When these run out, the Shea Butter & Aloe Body Wash + Body Lotion will be purchased by me again. I encourage you to try out this sustainably sourced line of skin and body care products. The price is very reasonable for the quality of the ingredients + efficacy.

You can find Nubian Heritage at The Vitamin Shoppe here.

Have you ever tried anything from Nubian Heritage? Do you have sensitive skin? If so, let me know your thoughts/opinions! 




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Blog of Britanie Faith. Conscious and Unapologetic Living. Beauty & Skincare Addict. Curve/Plus Size Model and Self-Love Advocate. Creator of Concoctions. Lover of Herbalism, Photography, Fashion, Flowers, Glitter, Books, Dogs, Coffee. This blog features original and inspired concoctions, makeup and skincare reviews and step by step tutorials, recipes, tips, product reviews, life updates, musings, makeup looks, fashion, vintage finds, and my everyday life and all of it's joys and struggles.

4 thoughts on “Introducing: Nubian Heritage Fragrance Free Shea Butter and Aloe Body Wash + Body Lotion for Sensitive Skin.

  1. I have been using this Nubia Heritage since 2015 when I was living in London. Its great product special Shea Butter & Aloe body lotion. There are amazing benefits of Aloe including hydrates the skin. Its hard to find in my home country Pakistan. ;(

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